Digital transformation, smart technologies, ESG, internet of things, artificial intelligence, machine learning, industry 4.0, disruptive technologies' – these are some of the new genres of modern thinking when we consider today's industrial landscape, writes Eoin McCarthy, PhD from KPMG’s R&D Incentives Practice.

Although the step change to digitisation has not been as precipitous as first envisaged, rapid, steady growth has allowed each sector time to adapt and adopt to new approaches, and we are seeing real value as a result.

Advanced industrial digitisation has the power to reshape how we produce products, how we deliver services, and how we achieve net zero. It is both disruptive and symbiotic.

The development and adoption of industry 4.0 technologies has already been a game changer within multiple sectors, streamlining supply chains, removing redundancies, and maximising productivity.

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